Saturday, April 28, 2012

Novena to St. Isidore the Farmer

Novena to St. Isidore the Farmer
(Feast May 15th)

St. Isidore you lived a humble life working the land.  You attended Holy Mass each morning which jeopardized the employment that allowed your family to eat.  The Lord repayed your Love by sending his angels to plow the fields while you were at Church.  Dear Isidore, ask Our Lord Jesus to place deep faith in our hearts and water it each day with your prayers that we may progress in holiness as you did.  Pray that as our heart grows in love and humility we may be a living sign of Jesus to those around us.  As a farmer who used his hands to bring forth nurishing food please ask Jesus to bless us with a bountiful harvest.  Pray that our hands and bodies will remain strong that we may farm the land God has given us.  Ask Jesus to care for our gardens as he tends our hearts.  Pray that weeds will be kept far from our fields and likewise give us an aversion to sin.  Humbly we ask that you carry the petitions we hold in our heart to our most loving and generous Lord. Amen

(1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, 1 Glory Be)

St. Isidore's body remains incorrupt and is on display high above the main altar of the Cathedral of Madrid. We are beginning this novena today and ask St. Isidore to join our children's rosary.  We ask him to pray with us and for us!  As it is also spring and the trees have that wonderful green etherial color which only lasts  a short time, it is a time to sow seeds for our summer gardens.  We pray that through his intercession we may be blessed with a bountiful harvest this year.

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